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Former Maverick Shawn Bradley 'Paralyzed' After January Accident

Former Dallas Maverick Shawn Bradley was left paralyzed following an accident on Jan. 20 while riding his bicycle a block from his home.

Bradley was struck from behind by a car not far from his home in St. George, Utah, according to a statement released from the Mavericks' organization on Wednesday.

Bradley underwent neck fusion surgery following the accident. He has been hospitalized for eight weeks and is undergoing rehabilitation.

Although doctors told Bradley that his recovery will be "long and arduous," Bradley plans to use his accident as a platform to bring greater public awareness to the importance of bicycle safety.